Cornelia Jacob

about 1675–
Oud-Vossemeer, Zeeland, Netherlands

The Life of Cornelia

When Cornelia Jacob was born about 1675, in Oud-Vossemeer, Zeeland, Netherlands, her father, Jacobus Corneliszen, was 12 and her mother, Aeltie Fredricxen, was 8. She married Engel Abrahams van Diest on 28 May 1700, in Sint Annaland, Zeeland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Engel Abrahams van Diest
Cornelia Jacob
Marriage: 28 May 1700
Tannetje van Diest
Jacob Van Diest
Tannetje van Diest

Spouse and Children

28 May 1700
Sint Annaland, Zeeland, Netherlands


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World Events (5)


Age 14

France fought with the Netherlands.

Age 17

An English and Dutch fleet beat France in the Battle at La Hogue.

Age 70

England, Austria, Saxony and the Netherlands formed an alliance against Russia.

Name Meaning

Jewish, English, German, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and southern Indian: derivative, via Latin Jacobus, from the Hebrew personal name ya‘aqobh (Yaakov). In the Bible, this is the name of the younger twin brother of Esau (Genesis 25:26), who took advantage of the latter's hunger and impetuousness to persuade him to part with his birthright ‘for a mess of potage’. The name is traditionally interpreted as coming from Hebrew akev ‘heel’, and Jacob is said to have been born holding on to Esau's heel. In English Jacob and James are now regarded as quite distinct names, but they are of identical origin ( see James ), and in most European languages the two names are not distinguished. It is used as a given name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. has come to be used as a surname among families from southern India.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Cornelia Jacobs, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Cornelia Jacobs in entry for Tannetje van Diest, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"
  • Cornelia Jacobs in entry for Tannetje van Diest, "Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records, 1600-2000"

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